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2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness | Subaru

The 2022 Subaru Outback is one of those SUVs that remains popular year after year. People like its rugged styling, sensible packaging, and reliable reputation. The newest Outback comes after Subaru’s redesign in 2020, and that brings it some much-loved updates. So how much does the 2022 Subaru Outback cost, and what does your money get you?

How much does the 2022 Subaru Outback cost?

The 2022 Subaru Outback price starts at $26,495. There are a whopping eight trim levels available in the 2022 Outback, which gives you tons of options to get exactly what you want. The base model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. It also has 17-inch alloy wheels, two 7-inch touchscreens, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All 2022 Subaru Outbacks come with all-wheel drive. As far as safety equipment, the 2022 Subaru Outback includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assist.

There are also seven other trim levels available, including Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT. Each of these trim options adds something extra. For example, the Premium level will get you heated front seats, while the Limited adds driver’s seat memory settings and heated rear outboard seats. The 2022 Subaru Outback Touring makes the front seats ventilated, and the Onyx Edition XT up the engine to a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. The Limited XT and Touring XT add on that same engine to the 2022 Subaru Outback Limited and Touring trims.

How much is the Outback Wilderness?

The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness starts at $36,995. If you want to off-road in your 2022 Subaru Outback, you might want to choose the Wilderness trim level. That will get you the turbocharged engine in the Onyx Edition XT, plus it adds on a lifted suspension, front skid plate, and an upgraded roof rack that can handle up to 700 pounds.

The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness also has an upgraded all-wheel drive system with a low-ratio setting, all-terrain tires, and black exterior badging that lets everyone know that you’re driving the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness.

Are Subaru Outbacks good cars?

According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 Subaru Ouback has a predicted reliability rating of 3/5. That’s just average. So what hurts the Outback’s reliability? Consumer Reports uses data from the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Subaru Outback models to come up with its anticipated reliability. While the 2021 Subaru Outback has a 4/5 for reliability, the 2020 Subaru Outback only scores a 3/5. Body integrity in the 2020 Subaru Outback gets a 3/5, while the power equipment scores a 2/5. In-car electronics in boh the 2020 and 2021 Subaru Outbacks get a poor 1/5.

However, the predicted owner satisfaction rating for the 2022 Subaru Outback is a 4/5. Current Subaru Outback owners love the driving experience, comfort and styling in their Outbacks. Value gets an okay score across the board, at a 57/100.

If you’re looking to buy the 2022 Subaru Outback, there is some reliability risk, but you’ll likely be satisfied with your purchase. And with the 2022 Subaru Outback cost starting in the mid-$20,000s, it’s an affordable SUV that combines comfort, style, and an excellent driving experience.


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